|Vietnamese Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Việt Nam to the United Nations, Đặng Hoàng Giang, expresses the nation's condolences to the representatives of Turkey to the UN. — VNA/VNS Photo|
NEW YORK — Vietnamese Ambassador Đặng Hoàng Giang offered condolences to the Turkish Government and people over the life and property losses in the recent earthquakes while attending a commemoration held by the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN in New York on February 15 (local time).
The Permanent Representative of Việt Nam to the UN also informed the Turkish ambassador to the UN, Feridun Sinirlioglu, about the Vietnamese Government’s decision to send teams of 100 military and public security officers to help with search and rescue efforts in Turkey, and to supply Turkey and Syria which was also heavily affected by the disaster, with US$100,000 each in aid.
Giang said that, within its capacity, Việt Nam will continue working with the international community to assist Turkey in addressing the aftermath of the earthquake.
At the event, which was attended by many other ambassadors and heads of delegations from other UN member states, the Turkish ambassador thanked the international community for its swift and practical assistance for his country.
As of February 15, the death toll in Turkey and Syria from the earthquakes was more than 41,000. — VNS